BENNER'S DEER FENCE FOR GARDENS
The Garden Deer Fence Leader for over 30 years: Benner's Gardens
Protect your garden, plants and crops from deer, rabbits and other garden pests with Benner’s Garden Fence and deer fencing. Easy to install and maintain fencing to exclude deer and other animals that will last years without creating an eye sore. Environmentally friendly and animal safe, our garden fence is the solution you’ve been searching for.
Benner's Gardens was founded in 1992 making us the leaders in garden fencing and wildlife protection systems for over 30 years! Our specialty has been in creating extremely effective, durable and “virtually invisible” deer fence for garden systems. There are different garden fence opinions and options, for example: University of Arizona has some information - shop with us in confidence that our fence system has been improved over time and will safely protect your garden.
What makes our fencing so effective is its tremendous strength paired with its invisibility properties. Properly installed our materials will repel a large deer moving at full speed! Our deer fence for garden materials are constructed from the finest polypropylene materials and UV stabilizers/ inhibitors to ensure the longest life for our products (as long as 15-25 years for our premium product). Benner’s deer fencing has a unique combination of incredible strength, invisibility, and workability due to the extruded shape. We offer a high-strength, weather resistant polypropylene mesh that has become the deer control method of choice for keeping gardens, yards and animals safe.
The Benner's Deer Fencing Quality Difference
Trust Benner’s premium quality fencing solutions to provide professional, strong, weatherproof, dependable protection from even the hungriest deer. Settling for inferior, low quality fencing can end up costing you much more in the long run due to lost crops, damaged property and replacement / labor expenses. Do it right the first time with our virtually invisible mesh fencing so you can keep your beautiful view and protect your garden.
Deer resistant plants don’t work and are sometimes harmful to animals and the environment. Benner’s fencing offers a humane way to ward off unwelcome guests in your garden and yard. Our net fencing re-trains the deer from their old path or habit through your garden or yard to a new one without harming it or disrupting nature. Our process allows deer to recognize the fence and bypass that area, and at 7.5 feet high keeps the deer from jumping over. The unique “overlap” design at the bottom, along with the ground stakes keeps deer and other animals from going underneath it as well.
Unlike many common garden fences, our deer and garden fencing uses basic hand tools for installation. Our versatile and customizable fencing kits also allow you to strengthen, heighten and improve determent for your existing deer fence. Don’t need the whole kit? No problem. We make it easy to get exactly what you need for your fencing project by offering specific item ordering.
Bennersgardens.com was acquired by Critterfence on 12/26/22 - Critterfence has specialized in shipping its own product wholesale direct to customers since the early 2000s. Critterfence was founded by employees and contractors of the original Benner's Gardens company and are still operating Critterfence today. Benner's Gardens created the modern DIY fence system commonly known as deer fence.
DEER FENCE PRODUCT OFFERINGS
Benner's Gardens features garden fence kits and fencing components of many different types and opening sizes – there are thousands of kits to choose from with many different options. This can also be referred to as deer fence, or deer fencing.
We specialize in providing this specific type of deer fence for gardens and have been for a long time (since 1992). We offer professional grade do it yourself garden fence kits and materials designed to be installed by standard tools. Please compare what is on the market, then contact with questions - we're happy to explain how to get your project done.
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Deer Fence Information
There are a lot of details that are specific to how to build a deer fence for example, types of deer fencing, how to choose and compare deer fencing types and more.
How to build a deer fence
Deer fencing is attached to trees for support or to posts. Posts can be made of steel or wood and can vary in types. You can construct a deer fence using tension cable for support, or without tension cable. If you use tension cable, your deer fencing material is attached to the tension cable. If you don't, the deer fencing material is attached to fence posts with clips (t posts) or with fence ties (outdoor rated zip ties). Typically, warning banners (short lengths of white surveying tape) are hung on the fence 30 inches from the ground, every 8 feet on the fence to make sure deer see the fence so they don't run into it by accident.
Types of deer fencing
The most common two types of deer fencing are poly (short for polypropylene plastic) or metal. There are pros and cons for each:
- Poly deer fencing is usually 2 inch opening size or smaller and 650 to 1400 pounds of breaking strength per square foot and is black. It's lightweight, strong and fairly inexpensive but not chew proof.
- Metal deer fencing is usually 2x4 opening size, 2x2 opening size or 1x1 opening size and is black PVC coated to make it less visible. Metal deer fencing requires more posts because it's heavier and is more expensive. It's chew proof, however and very strong.
Deer Fencing FAQ - Some Basic Questions and Answers
What is deer fence?
Deer Fence is a type of fencing that is used to keep out deer. It's typically 6 to 10 feet tall and can be used to keep deer and other animals out or in.
How tall does a deer fence need to be?
For small areas less than 100 feet in length (a 25 x 25 garden for example) - 6ft is common. For larger areas (a backyard area, a large garden or a perimeter fence) 7 1/2 ft to 10 feet is common. Some variables include how sloped the area is (if deer are travelling up a slope, a fence that is taller may not be needed - or - if your garden is downhill, you may need a taller fence) and the amount of deer pressure in your area.
What makes deer fence different from other types of fencing?
Deer fence is usually see through. Deer do not have great eyesight and if they have trouble judging the height of the fence, they won't try and jump it. Deer fencing by design usually does not have a "top rail" or framework along the top of the fence (like a chain link fence, or tennis court fence for example). This very visible framework is a benchmark for deer to try and jump and is not found as part of a deer fence.
What type of fencing is safe for deer?
In our experience, the best installed fence for deer has 2x4 or 2x2 openings or smaller. Large opening size deer fence mesh is commonly known as field fence - it has large 4x4 openings on top ranging to smaller openings on the bottom. This is not a deer safe fence. Here's a good example deer stuck in fence - deer can get injured and die in these types of fences.
What is deer fence made of?
Deer fence is usually made of polypropylene (a type of plastic - deer do not chew) or small opening size (2x4 or smaller) black PVC coated metal fence.
What is the best deer fence?
The best deer fence is a fence that deer can run into at full speed and 1) not get hurt and 2) bounce off / get repelled without damaging the fence.